Rolls-Royce, Embraer Celebrate 2,000th AE3007 Engine
Rolls-Royce and Embraer last week celebrated delivery of the 2,000th AE3007 engine during another ceremony at the airframer's headquarters in Brazil. At the ceremony, Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Sir John Rose presented Embraer President and CEO Mauricio Botelho with a customized gift in recognition of his company's AE3007 powering Embraer's ERJ family of regional jets and Legacy Business Jet for a decade. The AE3007A engine powers 20 variants of the Embraer ERJ 145, ERJ 140 and ERJ 135 regional jets, the Embraer Legacy 600 corporate aircraft and ERJ-145 military variants. Certificated in 1996, the AE3007 engine's nine different models, with thrust ranging from 7,000 pounds to 9,000 pounds, powers nearly 1,000 Embraer aircraft worldwide.
Sir John Rose said, "Rolls-Royce is proud to have been an integral part of Embraer's impressive development, growth and success over the past decade. We believe that our expertise and worldwide support network has made a significant contribution towards the success of Embraer, which has become a very significant and important customer for Rolls-Royce. We look forward to building on our relationship with new aircraft, new engines and new opportunities." Artur Coutinho, Embraer executive vice president for Industrial Operations, said, "Rolls-Royce willingness to invest and to make the AE3007 the most reliable engine in operation in the 50-seat market showed to be a relevant element in our ERJ family success."